Barry LewingtonPrincipal Consultant & Head - Data Centers Practice, PTS Consulting
Barry is Principal Consultant and Head of Data Centres Practice at PTS Consulting a global IT and Data Centre Services Consultancy with offices located across 13 countries globally. Barry has been located in Hong Kong supporting the Asia Pacific region for the past 3 years. Barry is a certified Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and ITIL V3 Expert with extensive experience in helping organisations (Corporate and Commercial) to transition and transform their Data Centre and IT Services. Covering the full lifecycle of the Data Centre, from the development of the Strategy through Design, Build, Deployment and beyond, developing and validating the design requirements, processes and the controls to deliver operational excellence. With a focus on tuning an organisations DC and IT implementations to deliver value based services through the use of industry best practices and years' of personal and practical experience in the delivery of Data Centre services for both internal and Service Provider customers.
Barry's experience covers: Management of the IT Infrastructure for 70,000 users across 26 countries in EMEA; Management of the Engineering team for one of the first Internet Service Providers in the UK; building a Tier 1 Internet backbone across Europe and the setting up the Peering agreements with Service Providers; Setting up a Managed Services operation to manage one of Europe's biggest banks' server infrastructure; provision of Data Centre and IT Consultancy services providing Data Centre, Cloud and IT Strategy, IT Migration and operational reviews for some of the biggest Global Financial institutions and Government operations. As a Trusted Advisor, Barry now provides advisory services in all aspects of Data Centre and IT services whether to Corporate or Commercial customers, authors white papers and presents at conferences to share his experience and views by challenging the norm on the future delivery of Data Centre services.